Nano Challa

The Jimma zone in the Oromia region of Ethiopia is one of the top three coffee producing regions in the country. Growing conditions are ideal since coffee crops are protected by the forest and rainforest that cover most of the area.

This coffee is sourced from around 600 farmers in the town of Genji Challa, Jimma zone. Used to tougher farming conditions, these tireless men and women first grew other crops, such as maize, sorghum, and teff, but found that it was difficult to make a living from their farms’ produce. They slowly moved to other cash crops such as khat (a herbal stimulant) and coffee. Many of them are second or third-generation farmers in the area – the children of hardworking farming pioneers. Their parents and grandparents came here from more arid areas of the country years ago when the land around Genji Challa was still covered in untouched forest.

This lot was processed by the Nano Challa cooperative’s two washing station. The farmers who first established Nano Challa, one of the most successful cooperatives in the area, chose this name as a sort of challenge or goal for themselves. Nano Challa’s meaning is “we’ll do better than the rest of Challa”.

The resulting cup reminds us of clover honey and marmalade.

Roasted by

CANAL
From Montréal

Coffee details

Country
Éthiopie
Region
Jimma
Variety
Ancestrales
Altitude
2100 m
Farm
variées
Producer
Coop Nano Challa
Process
lavé

Tastes like

🍯
clover honey
🍊
marmalade